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The Best Physical Exercises for Dementia Patients

  Dementia is a degenerative disease that results in a loss of brain function, including significant limitations in memory, thinking, language, judgment and behavior. Light to moderate exercise may benefit dementia patients by improving both symptoms and quality of life. All exercise training programs should begin slowly and gradually increased …

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Dementia Symptoms in the Elderly

Dementia is a disorder that is rare for people under the age of 60; the risk of dementia increases with age. The causes of dementia can be degenerative disease, like Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, which cannot be treated. However, dementia caused by brain tumors, metabolic causes, infections, low vitamin …

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How Can Pets Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients?

No matter how unpredictable the day has been, I can count on one absolute constant in my life.  When I walk in the door, my sweet Yorkie will greet me as if we’ve been apart for months instead of hours! Bad or good days, rain, or shine, my little buddy …

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Brain Games for Dementia

Much has been written about the potential of “brain games” to prevent or at least delay the onset of dementia. But what about games for people who already have memory loss? Games provide social and mental stimulation that contribute to well-being, so consider some card, picture, word and computer games …

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Early Stage Dementia & Vivid Dreams

Historically, dementia has been used as a catch-all phrase for symptoms of degenerative disorders of the brain. Several of these disorders are associated with vivid dreams and sleep disturbances as well as the more common symptoms of confusion, daytime hallucinations and progressive loss of mental functioning. However, having vivid dreams …

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How Does Dementia Progress?

  Dementia is a degenerative neurological disorder that interferes with normal brain function and makes it difficult for a person to remember, communicate or learn. Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, lewd body dementia and frontotemporal dementia are the four most common types of dementia. Symptoms of dementia vary by individual. Although …

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How to Test for Early Onset Alzheimer’s

  Early-onset Alzheimer’s is an inherited type of dementia. Although the disease is relatively rare, it can strike people as young as 30 years old. Symptoms of Alzheimer’s include memory loss, confusion and eventual loss of body function. There is no cure for early-onset Alzheimer’s, but finding it early makes …

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Homeopathic Remedies for Senile Dementia

Senile dementia is a progressive disease of the elderly in which brain cells waste away due to several factors. Lack of blood supply from artherosclerosis is a primary cause of dementia. British homeopath, Dr. Andrew Lockie explains that all forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, are characterized by one or more …

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Causes of Dementia in a 50-Year-Old

A person may live a long life with a lucid mind and good memory. However, many senior citizens have dementia, or severe intellectual deterioration involving progressive memory loss and inability to concentrate. Rarely, dementia affects people in their 50s. Various factors may cause such early dementia. Alzheimer’s Disease Alzheimer’s disease …

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How to Create a Care Plan for a Dementia Patient

A care plan for a patient with dementia, no matter where he is living, ensures the highest quality of life for him despite this diagnosis. Since each person with dementia displays different behaviors, has specific interests and different strengths, the care plan is person centered. His dementia progresses over time. …

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